Gifts can be more than material goods, they can be love incarnate…
As Mother’s Day, Father’s day, Graduation and Wedding Season approaches, I am frequently asked about the moral quandary we find ourselves in regards to gift-giving.
In many ways, disconnected ways, our society has become far too dependent upon giving material objects to show the level of one’s caring. But what if you don’t want to to feed into this frenzy or simply the person you wish to honor has ‘everything.’
This is why I helped in the development of “Cherished Memories: The Story of My Life” While the binder is a physical product, the point of it has very little to do with the object itself, but rather the gift of love that you can create.
A gift of memories. The binder helps you organize all the important, life-changing memories of your loved one into a beautiful place, ready to be shared.
You don’t even have to buy the product, you can create a ‘Memory Book’ of your own. What is important is to take the time to get to know your loved one’s story. T0 compile it in one place. And to share your love with them, connecting over shared and new memories.
This is especially important to out elders. I know I have hard enough time remembering my high school graduation, but as our parents age, many of their memories fade as well. Now is the time to capture as much as you can.
Each year, you can add to this gift, filling the book with fresh, new events or even interviewing people long thought lost to time to give an even fuller accounting of your loved one’s life.
So instead of (or in addition to) those roses, neck ties, gift certificates, and toasters, consider a gift from one heart to another.
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